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Med Errors, Defendant Stress, and more…

By Alison Anderson, Missy Padoll, Wallinda Hutson, CRICO

Related to: Claims, Diagnosis, Emergency Medicine, Primary Care, Publications

CRICO Insights: June 2017

Top Medications in MedMal Cases



Analgesics (Dilaudid, morphine, oxycodone, fentanyl)



Anticoagulants (Coumadin, heparin, Plavix)



Antibiotics (vancomycin, Bactrim, gentamicin)


When do clinicians encounter problems with these meds? How can you protect your patients? Our just-published CBS Report has the answers.



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Obstetrics: Know your Risks

Learn about malpractice vulnerabilities in obstetrics and discuss strategies to mitigate these risks and improve patient safety. Register now...


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A patient undergoing elective surgery suffered severe anoxic brain injury due to complications from a pre-existing condition. What went wrong?



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An advancement in the care of newborns is so profound that clinical and patient safety leaders at Harvard are pushing to spread its use in every-day practice. Hear how we came together...


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Patient safety research relies on big data. Dr. Adam Schaffer combined NPDB and AMA data to study trends in paid malpractice claims by physician specialty. More data, more insights...

June 14, 2017
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